Oregon Cannabis Licensing Information

Oregon Cannabis Licensing Information



Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: Yes

2018 Medical Sales : $73,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $59,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : $553,000,000

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : $848,000,000

Noteworthy Information: Oregon's recreational system is now up and running. Medical dispensaries were able to sell recreational cannabis in the transition period, but that is now over – they may again only sell to cardholders, and must not have been approved for a recreational license in the same premises. Recreational dispensaries can sell tax-free products to medical cannabis cardholders. All workers must now pass a state test and obtain a permit. There are currently dozens of bills in the state legislature concerning medical and adult-use cannabis.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Medical - Yes (Oregon Health Authority)

Recreational - Yes (Oregon Liquor Control Commission)

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued):
Medical: No known limit (86 in directory, 307 issued (though some of that 307 is now OLCC)
Recreational: In general, "[t]here is no limit to the number of licenses the OLCC will be issuing." They may choose to limit through rulemaking, however. (738 issued)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): Medical: No known limit (approx. 123 sites growing for more than 10 patients; approx. 40,000 total statewide growers. Grow site addresses designated by 3 or more patients: 4,910)

Recreational: Called Producers. no statutory limit - state estimates it will issue approx. 850 in 2016. (2043 issued)

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): Medical: Called Processors. No known limit (121 reported)

Retail: No limit yet set. (393 issued)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued):
Medical: A dispensary may only accept laboratory test results from a laboratory that is licensed by the OLCC.

Recreational: Labs are certified by the Oregon Health Authority, then get a license from OLCC (30 issued)

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: None specified

Application Fee:
Medical dispensary application fee= $500
Application Fee if Patient is own Grower or not listing a Grower/Grow site= $200
Application Fee if Patient lists a grower that isn't them (grow site registration fee)= $50
Marijuana grower registration fee= $200
Change of location fee $1000
When adding applicants, a fee of $50 per person will be charged for this request.

Application fee for all license types, including marijuana handler's permit= $250
The grower fee is $200. The grower pays this fee and should go to the growers page for more information and payment.

Licensing Fees:
Dispensary license fee= $3,500
Medical Producers Canopy: $100

Micro Tier I Producers $1,000
Micro Tier II Producers $2,000
Tier I Producers $3,750
Tier II Producers $5,750
Processors: $4,750
Wholesalers: $4,750
Micro Wholesalers: $1,000
Retailers: $4,750
Laboratories: $4,750
Sampling Laboratory: $2,250
Hemp Certificate: $500

Residency Requirements:

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Medical: Vertical allowed, but grow and dispensary may not be at the same location

Recreational: Vertical allowed (no restrictions)

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:
1. Cancer
2. Glaucoma
3. A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
5. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
6. A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
- Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
- Severe pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
- Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis1.

Testing Required:
Medical: Yes

Recreational: Yes (Note: There is no specific licensee that is responsible for the product testing. However, all items must be tested prior to being sold to the public.")

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